The Best Hotels to Book in Tel Aviv for a Fun Beachfront Stay

Sea Executive Suites unrivalled beachfront position makes it one of the best places to stay in Tel Aviv
Sea Executive Suites' unrivalled beachfront position makes it one of the best places to stay in Tel Aviv | Courtesy of Sea Executive Suites / Expedia
Daniel Stables

Whether you hanker for an arty design boutique or a well-established luxury retreat, there’s sure to be a beachfront place to stay in Tel Aviv for you. Here are the best hotels in the Israeli city.

The second city of Israel is a meeting of two worlds: the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv to the north, home to a bustling beach promenade, lovely oceanfront parks and some fantastic restaurants and nightlife; and the old port city of Jaffa (also known as Yafo) further south, where evocative ancient buildings tell the story of thousands of years of history. In both, you’ll find a delectable collection of beach hotels.

1. Royal Beach Tel Aviv

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A sitting area with brown velvet seating, desk, TV and floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the beach and sea at Royal Beach Tel Aviv
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Perched on the buzzing Tel Aviv promenade overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Royal Beach is right in the heart of things and has an atmosphere to match the surrounding energy. Rooms are lit by vibrant pink light boxes and overlook the city or the sea, while the relaxing spa offers treatments including reiki, shiatsu and hot-stone massage. Don’t miss the gourmet cuisine at West Side Restaurant, and do try the grouper tartare.

2. Renoma Hotel and Apartments

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Stylish seating area with red leather couch, Pop-art print chair opening to covered sea-view balcony at Renoma Hotel and Apartments
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Inspired by French designer Maurice Renoma, this boutique hotel is stylish to the core. Externally it has a 1930s art deco look; within, the guest rooms combine this aesthetic with modern hotel comfort and facilities, including a well-equipped gym and spa, a trendy bar and a cafe serving delicious home-baked pastries. Bikes are available to rent, so you can explore nearby sights such as the bustling Carmel Market. If you plan on visiting nearby Trumpeldor Beach, ask for a VIP beach kit at reception; a member of staff will get there before you and set up a private tent, with a blanket, towels, cold beers and water and some beach-friendly games.

3. Yam Hotel, an Atlas Boutique Hotel

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Bright turquoise chairs and succulent plants on each white table on the outdoor restaurant terrace at Yam Hotel, an Atlas Boutique Hotel
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The vibrant Yam Hotel reflects the breezy, Mediterranean atmosphere of Tel Aviv in the sea-blue couches and marine-themed cushions which adorn the common areas, and the similarly cheerful aesthetic of the guest rooms – many of which overlook the sea from their balconies. Within easy reach are Tel Aviv Port and Metzitzim Beach, while the lovely lawns and palm trees of Ha-Banim Garden lie just behind the hotel.

4. Renaissance Tel Aviv

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Chic living space with retro minimalist seating, mirrored wall and floor-to-ceiling marina and sea views at Renaissance Tel Aviv
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The Marriott Renaissance properties all guarantee a stylish, luxurious stay, and this one is no different. Rooms are tastefully decorated in muted pastel tones, and many overlook the Mediterranean Sea – choose the lavish Renaissance Suite, decked in dark wood and occupying a penthouse position, for the ultimate in exclusivity and luxury. Lavish Israeli breakfasts overlooking the beach are the highlight at the Africa Dining Hall.

5. Orchid Tel Aviv

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Stylish lobby at Orchid Tel Aviv with sleek marine-blue and tan couches, Persian rugs over stone floors and floor-to-ceiling sea views
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Sitting on the promenade, Orchid has sand-hued guest rooms, with wood floors and off-white marble bathrooms, which blend with the rocky Tel Aviv coastline and the beach you can see from your window. Deluxe rooms feature balconies furnished with sunloungers where you can enjoy the view – an activity that’s also available beside the large outdoor pool. Don’t miss the chance to stroll down the promenade to Sunset Point, for stunning views of the sun going down over the Med.

6. The Setai Tel Aviv

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A palatial hotel complex in golden stone, the Setai is one of the best places to stay in Tel Aviv, combining a traditional look with modern luxury. Rooms and suites are tasteful, with marble bathrooms, plush Turkish rugs and latticed screen lanterns; they overlook either the ocean, the city or an Ottoman patio, often from a balcony. The atmospheric spa uses ingredients such as amber, orange peel and turmeric in a range of restorative treatments, while the Jaya Restaurant serves superb traditional Israeli cuisine – don’t miss the Shabbat buffet every Friday night.

7. Sea Executive Suites

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Upscale lounge area with light-toned couches, pale wood floors and wood shelves with books and objets dart at Sea Executive Suites
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As the name indicates, this professional aparthotel has an unrivalled position right on the beach, looking over the blue of the Mediterranean Sea. You can enjoy the view from the furnished balcony of your sea-view apartment or, if you plump for the presidential suite, from your own ocean-facing pool. City-view suites are also available, and all feature kitchenettes; smaller rooms are also on offer, which just have fridges and microwaves.

8. Shalom Hotel and Relax, an Atlas Boutique Hotel

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White Adirondack chairs and a round daybed on the whitewashed sea-view terrace at Shalom Hotel and Relax, an Atlas Boutique Hotel
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A warm welcome is guaranteed at this charming place to stay in Tel Aviv, which sits just a few steps from Independence Park and, beyond that, the sands of Hilton Beach. Spa rooms feature luxurious jacuzzi tubs just steps from the bed, so you’ll barely have to move to enjoy extreme relaxation, while the hotel rooftop is open to all and is a lovely spot to kick back on a sunlounger and take in the city and sea views.

Looking for more plush hotels in Tel Aviv? Check out our pick of the best hotels in Jaffa, Tel Aviv’s vibrant port city.

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